One of the biggest updates that are coming on NRA CET is that The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge), Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, DrJitendra Singh in a written reply in Lok Sabha today that NRA is expected to conduct Common Eligibility Test (CET) from September, 2021 onwards.
The decision of setting up of National Recruitment Agency (NRA) vide order dated 28.08.2020, as an independent, professional, specialist organization for conduct of computer based online common eligibility test (CET) to shortlist candidates for vacancies of Group ‘B’ Non-Gazetted posts, Group ‘B’ Gazetted posts, which are exempted from consultation with the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC); Group ‘C’ posts in the Government and equivalent posts (where no such classifications exist) in instrumentalist of the Government, for which similar eligibility conditions have been prescribed in an attempt to reduce the financial burden on the students as well as on the testing agencies as well also to streamline the recruitment process. NRA is set up with an aim to provide the same platform to all candidates at the nearest District HQ and with a view to set a new standard of equity and inclusiveness in recruitment.
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How NRA CET Will Work?
NRA is an exam testing agency which will conduct CET in order to shortlist the candidates for jobs in Government sector for which recruitment is presently carried out through the Staff Selection Commission (SSC), Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) and Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS). NRA will only conduct the preliminary exams for the candidates. Other stages as well as final recruitment will be done through domain specific examinations/tests to be conducted by respective agencies viz. SSC, RRBs and IBPS. Candidates may appear in specific domain based on the score obtained in CET.
Candidates will have more benefit as there will be more options available for in terms of choosing the language. An effort is being done by NRA as ir would identify language experts to translate the question bank/paper in all regional languages included in the 8th Schedule of the Constitution, as per requirement and subject to adequate number of candidates opting to take test in the regional language.